Ah, Lord, now we read in the newspaper
that our use of gas and oil
is changing our weather pattern.
Friday they predicted snow and sleet
even though cherry blossoms were in bloom.
Can we really do something, Lord,
or shall we wait for you to end the world?
We are careless of our beautiful planet
that you have given us to tend and keep.
Show us what we can do
to avert disaster. Amen.
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.